With another weekend behind us and the calendar marching ever forwards, there’s just about enough time to see what the end of January held in terms of tech news.
Of course, you were probably offline doing other things, but we were paying attention so you didn’t have to.
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News from The Next Web
- Samsung brings adblocking to Android with over the air update
- Report: Google testing 5G drones that deliver internet 40 times faster than 4G
- London taxi service Gett launches flat-fee courier options from £6
- SpaceX’s Elon Musk wants to send humans to start colonizing Mars by 2025
- Frustrated Comcast customer sets up bot to tweet complaints every time internet speed drops
Good reads, distractions, features, reviews, deals and more
- Windows 95 running natively in your browser is a sight to behold
- Why the hell is Be Like Bill deemed a bigger privacy risk than ‘123456’ as our password?
- This smart bag can charge phones, weigh itself… and nearly got me kicked off a flight
- Comcast’s reply to our tweet about them was hilarious
- 8 time tracking tools that can skyrocket productivity
- This week in patents: Space debris, flying cell towers and more
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- Bring your ideas to life with the 3-course Digital Animation Bundle
From beyond The Next Web
- U.S. and Europe fail to meet deadline for data transfer deal [The New York Times]
- Don’t worry Uber/Lyft drivers: self-driving cars won’t take your job for at least a decade [Robert Scoble/Medium]
- Investigatory powers bill: snooper’s charter lacks clarity, MPs warn [The Guardian]